Certification of equipment, plant and buildings

Certain plant, buildings and equipment require certification from a compliance certifier or an authorisation or approval from WorkSafe.

Buildings for flammable and oxidising substances

Buildings, doors and vents must be fire resistant when flammable or oxidising substances are stored or used inside.

You need to comply with Part 11 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 as well as the building code to get your building consent.

Buildings for flammable and oxidising substances

Burners

A burner is a device that burns liquid fuel. The fuel such as fuel oil, diesel or home heating oil, is usually a fine spray forced through a nozzle under pressure. The spray is ignited along with air that is forced through by an electric fan. The fuel can also be burnt in other ways; for example by vaporising the oil on a hot plate.

Burners

Dispensers

Dispensers are used for distributing flammable liquids. Dispensers may include pumps, and are often used at service stations for dispensing petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Dispensers

Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers

Cylinders are containers used for the storage and transport of gases under pressure.

Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers

Stationary container system compliance certificates

There are three steps you can follow to work out if you need a compliance certificate for your stationary container system and how to get one.

Stationary container system compliance certificates

Stationary tanks and process containers

A stationary container system is a tank or a process container together with its associated pipe works and fittings normally located in one place. The requirements for a stationary tank are more specific than for a process container. Stationary container systems can hold flammable, oxidising, toxic, and corrosive substances.

Stationary tanks and process containers

Tank wagons

A tank wagon is a vehicle used to transport liquid or gaseous hazardous substances by road or rail. Tank wagons have a tank that is permanently fixed to the vehicle or a tank attached to a trailer.

Tank wagons

Test stations for inspecting and testing gas cylinders

An organisation that is authorised by WorkSafe to inspect and test gas cylinders. 

Test stations for inspecting and testing gas cylinders

Vapourisers

Vapourisers are devices that convert liquids to gases. They act like boilers, but instead of boiling water, they boil hazardous substances.

Vapourisers